Jourdanton capitalizes on Cotulla miscues, wins finale 41-14
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COTULLA COWBOYS FOOTBALL
Jourdanton scored early and often and took advantage of Cotulla’s turnovers, returning three interceptions for scores in a 41-14 rout to close out the 2022 football regular season last Friday at Indian Stadium.
With playoff spots locked up entering the final game of the year, neither team had much to play for Friday night.
Jourdanton, however, took advantage of several Cotulla turnovers to jump out to a four score lead in the first half.
“We played mostly everyone and held out a couple of lineman, hoping to give them a little more rest, but we just hurt ourselves again,” CHS Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Marcus Booker said. “We fumbled at the three-yard line and dropped a touchdown pass.
“We tackled really badly and had penalties that hurt us. We played very hard, like always, just not very smart football, as usual.”
The Indians jumped out to a 27-0 lead before the Cowboys cracked the scoreboard in the second quarter.
Jourdanton returned a first quarter interception for a score, and Matthew Hicks had a pair of touchdowns while Juan Lerma went in from a yard out.
Cotulla cut into the margin late in the third second quarter on a scoring pass to make it 27-7.
Things then completely derailed for Cotulla as the Indians added two more defensive scores. An interception for a score in the third made it 34-7 while Landon Huereca took another interception 40 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth.
Cotulla added a rushing touchdown midway through fourth to cap the final scoring margin at 41-14.
The Indians rolled offensively, with 465 yards and 22 first downs. In a balanced attack the Indians rushed for 269 yards and passed for 196 yards.
Prior to the contest, Cotulla had already secured the fourth and final playoff spot in District 14-3A, Division I with a 2-3 mark in league play and 6-4 record overall.
They will now take on Llano at bi-district. The Yellowjackets won District 13-3A, Division I with a 6-0 record in league play and 10-0 mark overall.
The teams will meet this Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m. at Barry Field in Hondo.